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Sanctioning Guidelines for Drug and Alcohol Offenses

Listed are the minimum sanctioning guidelines for alcohol, marijuana and other drug offences
 
Alcohol Sanctioning Guidelines
 
For a first time B-7 (Unauthorized Use of Alcoholic Beverages) or B-8e (Violation of Rules Regarding Dining Facilities and Residence Halls: Empty Alcohol Containers in an Underage Room) violation, a student should expect:
1.  6-9 months disciplinary probation 
2.  $100 fine and $100 fee (to cover the cost of a university based intervention program; a total of $200 will be billed to the student's account) 
3.  a university based intervention program 
4.  a minimum of 5 hours of community restitution 
5.  an Alcohol eCheckup 
 
For a first time A-3b (Mental or Bodily Harm to Self), "taking reckless but not accidental action from which mental or bodily harm could result to one's self (e.g. abuse of alcohol or other drugs)," a student should expect: 
1.  9-12 months disciplinary probation 
2.  $150 fine and $100 fee (to cover the cost of a university based intervention program; a total of $250 will be billed to the student's account) 
3.  a university based intervention program 
4.  a minimum of 10 hours of community restitution 
5.  an Alcohol eCheckup 
 
Please Note: First offenses of this behavior can result in probation, suspension or expulsion due to the severity of the behavior and/or the presence of aggravating circumstances associated with the alcohol consumption. 
 
An alcohol violation (A-3b, B-7 and/or B-8e) while on probation will likely result in:
1.  a minimum of one semester suspension 
2.  a $100 or $150 fine, depending on the level of offense (will be billed to the student's account) 
3.  an alcohol and/or drug assessment and any recommended treatment 
4.  a minimum or 10-15 hours of community restitution to be completed upon return to Ohio University 
5.  disciplinary probation for a minimum of one year upon return to Ohio University 
 
Marijuana Sanctioning Guidelines
 
For a first time B-6 (Possession or Use of Marijuana) violation, a student should expect: 
1.  6-9 months disciplinary probation 
2.  $100 fine and $100 fee (to cover the cost of a university based intervention program; a total of $200 will be billed to the student's account) 
3.  a university based intervention program 
4.  a minimum of 2 hours of community restitution 
5.  a Marijuana eCheckup 
 
A marijuana violation (B-6) while on probation will likely result in: 
1.  a minimum of one semester suspension 
2.  a $100 fine (will be billed to the student's account) 
3.  a drug and/or alcohol assessment and recommended treatment  
4.  a minimum of 2-10 hours of community restitution to be completed upon return
5.  disciplinary probation for a minimum of one year upon return to Ohio University
 
Other Drugs and/or Narcotics
 
Conduct involving an A-13 (Manufacture, Distribution, Sale, Offer for Sale, Possession or Misuse of Drugs or Narcotics) offense will likely result in: 
1.  a minimum of one semester suspension 
2.  a $150 fine (will be billed to the student's account) 
3.  a drug and/or alcohol assessment and recommended treatment 
4.  a minimum of 10 hours of community restitution to be completed upon return 
5.  disciplinary probation for a minimum of one year upon their return to Ohio University 
 
Please note:  Second offenses of this violation can result in longer periods of suspension and/or possible expulsion.  
 
Fees and fines associated with Drug and Alcohol Offenses  
 
A $200 charge ($100 fee for a University-assigned intervention program; $100 fine) will be assessed to the student's account for the following offenses: 
1.  B-6 (Possession or Use of Marijuana)
2.  B-7 (Unauthorized Use of Alcoholic Beverages).
3.  B-8e (Violation of Rules Regarding Dining Facilities and Residence Halls; Empty Alcohol Containers in an Underage Room).
 
A $250 charge ($100 fee for a University-assigned intervention program; $150 fine) will be assessed to the student's account for the following offenses:
1.  A-3b (Mental or Bodily Harm to Self, e.g. abuse of alcohol or other drugs). 
2.  A-13 (Manufacture, Distribution, Sale, Offer for Sale, Possession or Misuse of Drugs or Narcotics).
 
Suspended Students 
 
1.  Students suspended due to second offense resulting in a B-level alcohol or drug charge will be assessed a $100 fine.
2.  Students suspended due to a second offense resulting in an A-level alcohol or drug charge will be assessed a $150 fine. 
3.  Students who are suspended as the result of alcohol or drug-related offenses must complete an alcohol and drug assessment with a licensed mental health provider and complete any recommended treatment.
4.  Suspended students must also complete a minimum of 5-10 hours  of community restitution upon their return to Ohio University. 
5.  Students returning to Ohio University after a period of suspension will be placed on Disciplinary Probation for a minimum of one year. 
 
Community Restitution 
 
Every student who is found in violation of an alcohol and/or other drug-related offense will be assigned a minimum of 5 hours of community restitution for B-Level violations and a minimum of 10 hours for A-Level violations to be completed within four academic weeks (excluding breaks, holidays etc.).  
 
Community restitution hours should be completed in Athens County with a non-profit organization or on the Ohio University campus.  It is the responsibility of the student to identify a community restitution provider and arrange to complete the required number of hours.  Students may complete their community restitution hours with more than one provider.  The community restitution hours must be documented with signatures and contact information from the community restitution provider.  Please note that the community restitution supervisor cannot be another Ohio University undergraduate student.  All documentation of community restitution hours must be submitted to the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility on the Community Restitution Form.